Is this a pleco?

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by aleu18, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. aleu18Valued MemberMember

    image.jpeg Hi everyone im visiting my dad and i boticed that he has to rehome pretty much all his fish
    He has looks like a pleco... In a tank right now but im bot sure
    I want to find it a proper home so can anyone help identify it
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2016
  2. :) fatcatfish (:

    :) fatcatfish (:Well Known MemberMember

    Can you Post a photo?
  3. Vickygude1510

    Vickygude1510Valued MemberMember

    Hi, Could you post a picture please it would make it easier :)

  4. OP

    aleu18Valued MemberMember

    Yea sorry i edited a picture in
    i got a bit distracted by dogs
  5. :) fatcatfish (:

    :) fatcatfish (:Well Known MemberMember

    Definitely looks like a pleco, possibly a Common Pleco.
  6. Vickygude1510

    Vickygude1510Valued MemberMember

    I second a common, how big is the tank.
  7. OP

    aleu18Valued MemberMember

    I cant believe im typing this as only one digit he has a 5 gallon!!!! it makes me so sad. My first job is to rehome it. He knows nothing about fish keeping so im teaching him all the things right now.
    Luckily he bought it when it was still only a baby which is why he thought it would be a good choice OH BOY WAS HE WRONG!! Its still pretty small maybe about 10 inches but i think its because its growth is stunted :( Def finding this poor guy a new proper home and giving my dad a lecture.
  8. Vickygude1510

    Vickygude1510Valued MemberMember

    Oh god a common in a 5 gallon. At least your dads got you to help him out and point him in the right direction. Hope you get him a nice new home. :)
  9. Aquatica88Valued MemberMember

    Was 10" a typo? You mentioned that your pleco is "still pretty small", and to most casual fishkeepers 10" is pretty big. Also, a 10" pleco would take up most of the length of a usually 16" long 5 gallon tank.

    That being said, that's horrifying. I'm glad you're getting him out of that tank. I had an awful visual of a Great Dane living in a closet.
  10. OP

    aleu18Valued MemberMember

    Just thought everyone would like to know we found him a store who can find him a good home hopefully since we dont know anyone with such a large tank
  11. llgarfield90

    llgarfield90New MemberMember

  12. Aquatica88Valued MemberMember

    That's great! Glad to hear it. :)

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